Baltimore City Archives

Mailing Address:
350 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401

Repository Address:
2615 Mathews St
Baltimore MD 21218
Phone: 410-396-3884
Access to Collections: Research appointments can be scheduled through the online form:

Hours of Service
Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm, by appointment only.

The Baltimore City Archives, in conjunction with the Maryland State Archives, is the official repository for the records of the Baltimore City government. The mission of the Archives is to support the goals of the City of Baltimore and its citizens by identifying, acquiring, arranging, describing, preserving, and making accessible – for the use of City agencies, scholars, students, and the general public – the records of enduring value created or received by City agencies and elected officials.

Special Services

  • Cameras permitted
  • Scanning of documents upon request (donation suggested)

Type of Materials

  • Architectural Documents
  • Audiovisual Materials
  • Books and Monographs
  • Digital Collections
  • Government Documents
  • Institutional Records
  • Maps
  • Personal Papers
  • Photographs
  • Primary Resources
  • Prints and Drawings

Detailed Description of Collections
The Baltimore City Archives contains over Record Groups containing the government records including City Council records, Mayor’s Papers, Departmental records such as Recreation and Parks, Zoning, Public Works, Law, Housing, Planning, and more. War of 1812 and Civil War Records are also contained within the Record Groups.

Over 30 Manuscript Collections are also held by the BCA, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s record collection, Provident Hospital records, Safeco Maps, Family papers, Photographs, Police records. Access to the list of Baltimore Record Groups (BRGs) and Baltimore Manuscript Collections (BMSs) is available on the website:

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